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Can I connect an EMC vnx 8gb fc port to a Cisco 3750 10 gb ports or does the vnx require a fabric switch?

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No. FC is a different protocol than Ethernet, so the 3750 will not only be unable to process that type of packet, but the 10G SFP is 10G only and cannot back down to 8G.

the vnx will require an FC switch, or you would have to be able to plug directly into the SAN.
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